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Kristina Caltabiano discusses her international experiences and how they have all shaped her identity. She talks about how central speaking Spanish is to her identity, and the battle present in valuing a transient lifestyle but also wanting a sense of community. Caltabiano makes comparisons between her Italian-American family to the families she…
Madison Hayes is the Executive Director of the Refugee Community Partnership in Carrboro, North Carolina. She explains her background in nonprofit and human rights work, both internationally and locally. Hayes discusses the history of power dynamics in service relationships and in research. She describes the formation of the Refugee Community…
Andreina Malki immigrated to the United States from the rural town of Paysandú, Uruguay in 2001 when she was thirteen years old. Her family moved after her father lost work due to the economic recession that impacted Uruguay, Argentina, and other countries in the region during that time. They moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where a community…
Patiño, a permanent US resident who emigrated from Mexico with his family when he was eleven years old, learned English in school and adjusted easily to the United States. In eigth grade, Patiño left school to go to Mexico with his mother to help care for his sick grandmother, and when they returned he no longer had the motivation to continue…
Joanna Antunez was born in the United States to a Mexican father and Salvadorian mother. Now in her mid-twenties, Antunez has lived with her family in Florida, Texas, and—since she was eleven years old—in North Carolina. Antunez is now studying to be a nurse at Alamance Community College and works at the Lenoir Dining Hall on the University of…
In Hetali Lodaya's interview with Ivan Parra, Parra discusses his background in community organizing beginning in Colombia, and his subsequent move to the United States. He tells how he applied community organizing techniques learned in Colombia to an AmeriCorps position at El Centro Hispano. They also discuss the value of relational community…
Cristina Granados describes immigrating to the United States through the Visiting International Faculty Program. She obtained a bachelors degree in Colombia where she also taught in a university level psychology department. Cristina describes the price of immigrating, but says that the support from the church community and her students has made her…
The interview discusses Cecilia Hernandez’s personal experience with migration, as well as her involvement with the Immaculate Conception community in Durham, N.C. The interview first covers her family and personal background. Later, the interview goes into greater depth of her migratory history and that of her family. After this initial focus on…
The interview focuses on migrant communities and religious life. Specifically, this interview focuses on the Hispanic community of Iglesia Bautista Misionera Roca Fuerte in Pittsboro, N.C. The interview covers the history of the Church and Pastor Benítez’s role in its creation and continued ministry. The interview discusses the services that the…
The interview discusses Hernán Amaya’s personal migratory history and his involvement with religious communities, including detailed information about his involvement with the Immaculate Conception community in Durham, N.C. but also information about other communities that he has been a part of in other U.S. cities. The interview first covers…
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